25 Feb '14, 5pm

Psychology can wipe out 20-25% of your EV's range

I don't understand these study results at all. First of all, an EV with the range on HALF FULL creates a similar level of concern to the general public as a gas car near E. I watched a sales manager at the BMW dealer who had an i3 on loan insist they have to charge it immediately because it had only 38 miles of range remaining. This instead of doing more 2-mile test loops. I told the guy who said that I left for the dealership to take this test drive with less than that remaining on my LEAF range! And it's a 10 mile trip each way! Now, as to leaving the safety buffer, I agree. I tell people that all the current EVs (other than the Teslas and RAV4 EV) are really only good for a trip of a hair over 60 miles. No matter what the claims are. Most people just really don't feel comfortable driving down to the end of the range. I drove a (almost all highway) trip of a bit over 70 ...

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